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Past Programs

Asian Social Entrepreneurs Summit (ASES)

WT Foundation operated the largest network in Asia; to establish and revitalize social enterprise networks in the Asian region; and to support exchange and solidarity among Asian social enterprise activists.

Duration
2008, 2010, 2012
Purpose
Expansion of base for Pan-Asian social economy ecosystem by establishing a sustainable network with the social economy entities leading the social changes in Asia
Description

Through active exchange between various entities based in Asia, the unique model of Asia different from that of social economy developed centrally of the US, and Europe, was shared, and the consensus was formed on establishing a discourse in the voices of Asia.

The Asian Social Entrepreneurs Summit (ASES) planned to strengthen solidarity and enhance cooperation of the Asian network. It provided the opportunity to discuss the social economy role of Asia based on the geographic, economic, and cultural area along with entities concerned about sustainability of Asia.

  • Share

    Share successful cases of social economy groups in each Asian country, and discuss their social roles

  • Expansion

    Expansion of ecosystem by establishing a cooperative relationship with social enterprises in Asia

  • Provide

    Provide social economy model in consideration of the distinct characteristics of Asia and contribute to Pan-Asian alternative economic activation

  • Network

    Network construction of government, enterprise, private organization and social economy organization for the social enterprise development


1st ASES

Agenda
We are Social Entrepreneurs in Asia
Date & Venue
28 October - 30 October, 2008 / Olympic Parktel
Sponsor
Joint Organizers
Partners
Outcomes
  • 200

    participants

  • from
  • 7

    countries

  • (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Singapore, and the Philippines)
    and ‘ASES 2008 Seoul Declaration‘ announced


2nd ASES

Agenda
Asian Poverty & Social Entrepreneurship
Date & Venue
29 November - 30 November, 2010 / Seoul Educational Culture Center
Sponsor
Joint Organizers
Partners
Outcomes
  • 300

    participants

  • from
  • 15

    countries

  • (Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, USA, and Malaysia),
    49 presenters and ‘ASES 2010 Seoul Declaration’ announced


3rd ASES

3rd ASES held Asian social enterprise fair and various workshops in cooperation with SELF (Social Enterprise Leaders Forum in Asia)

Agenda
Creating solidarity among Asian Social enterprises and an environment that promotes sustainable growth
Date & Venue
3 July - 4 July, 2012 / Jeonju Hanok Village (Jeollabuk-do)
Sponsor
Joint Organizers
Partners
Outcomes
  • 1,000

    participants

  • from
  • 21

    countries

  • (Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, UK, USA, Denmark, France, Australia, etc.)
    and Jeonbuk Declaration in SELF ASIA with ASES 2012


With experiences from ASES, Asian social networks have been expanded into SEWF, making exchanges,
and building social networks on a global scale, consistently promoting sustainable social growth.